"Seal Our Fate" is the first episode of the tenth season of Grey's Anatomy and the 197th produced episode of the series. It is also the 308th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on September 26, 2013.
Still dealing with the ramifications of the storm, Richard's life hangs in the balance and, the wake of discovering his ill-fate, new mother Meredith is left with a difficult decision about Richard's life in her hands as Bailey and Cristina come into conflict about his treatment. Derek and a guilt-ridden Shane try to save the life of another fallen doctor. Meanwhile, Callie and Arizona's relationship is in disarray in the wake of her infidelity as a reactive Callie makes her wife's indiscretions known to the hospital as the future of April's engagement is on the line after her proposition to Jackson. Alex and Jo cautiously approach their new relationship and Owen tries to maintain order among the storm's chaos.
- "When you become an intern there's a ceremony where you get your white coat. Like magic you're a doctor. My parents came to my white coat ceremony. I can still picture them; so happy, so proud. They say your life flashes before your eyes right before you die, the important moments, the moments that tested you, the moments that made you who you are. I don't know about my life flashing before me, I was thinking about my white coat and how I'm glad I had it on me now. It's the moment my life began. Seems fitting it should be on me when it ends..."
- "A doctor puts on his white coat to save lives, defy death, but once he takes it off he's vulnerable just like anybody else. Human. We're all going to die, we don't get much so over how or when, but we do get to decide how we're going to live. So do it, decide, is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in, breathe out and decide"
- "Tradition" - The Belle Game
This episode's title originated from the song Seal Our Fate, originally sung by Gloria Estafan.